The power is out, and has been for almost an hour now. At first I thought it was the passing storm, but we're not hooked into any grid. So even if the storm knocked out the power in town, it shouldn't have affected ours. And the power in town is just fine... I'm there now for some flashlights and candles. Figured I'd post while I had access to wifi.
Then I thought of the rats. Eternity was worried about them. Now I'm wondering if maybe they chewed through some essential wires.
We still have the wards, and even without electricity passing through them, the ones in the fence still do their job. But without the power flowing through them, I could see their aura was much diminished even before I left. It would probably still keep out most things, but it's not a chance I want to take.
We'll sleep in shifts tonight, just in case this is part of some plan to weaken our defenses. If the power's not back on by tomorrow morning, I guess I'll have to head back into town to see if I can buy some needy electrician's silence with the money we have left. Still on a Sunday, how many places will even be open though? Can't go to any big name businesses... there'd be a paper trail.